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iMediaOutlook: 6 Trends to Watch in 2013


2013 is off and running – time to take stock of various predictions about the evolution, maturation, coalescing of mobile, social and other digital trends.  Its an exciting time for all industries, thanks to rising device sophistication, increased bandwidth technology and feisty, knock em dead entrepreneurial spirit.  Ready or not, the face of business is about to get another makeover ... Read More »

Turning Bullish on Facebook…Wait and See


Ever since its IPO in May of this year, the speculation on the value of Facebook has been fodder for analysts and everyday water cooler conversations.  With a market debut price of $38 per share that quickly plummeted to $21 within 5 months, Facebook was quickly dismissed as an overhyped, hot headed upstart destined to follow in the footstep of ... Read More »

SMWChicago12: SMW Party Experiment – Analog vs. Digital, Who Trumps Who?


Picture it – two simultaneous parties are taking place; one with a sultry speakeasy echo of the earliest of analog days, the other with a bright, electro-chill vibe lit up over a multitude of digital flashes and screens.  In one, smartphones are not permitted; in the other, large wall screens invite participants to add their own mark to the virtual ... Read More »

SMWChicago12: Warhol Meets Social – the Intersection of Crazy Good

Social Media Week Chicago 2012 - Warhol Meets Social Panel

I kicked off my Social Media Week Chicago festivities last week with the “Warhol Meets Social” panel, featuring a diverse set of artists David Hartt, VP Creative Director at Critical Mass, Young Sun Hang, Independent Artist and Michael Kozien, Associate Professor of Digital Media & Design College of Lake County.  Moderator,  Catherine Coykendall also from Critical Mass, fired up the ... Read More »

Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks


It’s a case of the old familiar.  Think back to the late 1990s – the Web 1.0 dawn before eCommerce saw everyone trying to stuff their print brochure onto the web = we ended up with brochureware.  Web 2.0 hasn’t been any different in my view – now, most brands are trying to stuff their websites into Facebook and e-mail ... Read More »